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State’s English Language Learner program battle being waged on multiple fronts (access required)

The clash over the way Arizona teaches English to kids who don’t speak the language is being waged on two fronts.

The more familiar one is in U.S. District Court in Tucson, where for the past 19 years the state has been defending Flores v. Arizona, a case that has driven funding and policy for teaching kids to speak English and has been to the U.S. Supreme Court and back.

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Regents to unveil plan overhauling university funding system (access required)

Arizona is about to consider a funding concept for its three universities that has shown spotty results, but which is re-emerging as the system of choice for legislatures around the nation. The Arizona Board of Regents is set to unveil a detailed plan in early July that will serve as the foundation for legislation to transform the funding system from enrollment-based to performance-based.

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